A hunt for dangerous secrets leads to explosive chemistry in this exhilarating romantic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Off the Grid.
A team of Navy SEALs go on a mission and disappear without a trace—they are The Lost Platoon.
With his men scattered to all corners of the globe after a disastrous secret op in Russia, Lieutenant Commander Scott Taylor is trying to find out who was responsible for leaking the information that killed half his platoon. Were it not for Natalie Andersson, the woman he'd been secretly dating in the Pentagon who'd warned him of the danger, he knows they'd all be dead. Scott is devastated when he hears that the woman he loved and hoped to marry has been killed for helping him—until he learns that Natalie was the spy who betrayed them. But when his search to clear his name brings him face-to-face with a very much alive Natalie, Scott realizes that justice and vengeance might not be as clear-cut as he thought.
Natalie Andersson, or as she was born Natalya Petrova, has put the memories of her early childhood in Russia behind her. She never dreamed that she would be at the center of an elaborate "sleeper" espionage program. Even when she learns the truth, she refuses to spy for the country of her birth, until the Russians threaten the lives of the only family she's ever known. But Natalie is the worst spy in the history of spying, falling for her target. When her attempt at misdirection leads to irreversible consequences, she's forced to run for her life, with her lover hot on her tail.
After a brief recap, the action-packed third Lost Platoon contemporary romantic thriller (after Off the Grid) wraps up the mystery of why a Navy SEAL team was targeted in Siberia, with more than half the force lost and the other half going dark until they can ferret out who betrayed them. Lt. Cdr. Scott Taylor, the leader of SEAL Team Nine, feels responsible for his teammates' deaths after discovering that his girlfriend, Natalie, was secretly a Russian spy. He's determined to better understand how someone he loved and trusted betrayed him, and the story becomes more complex when he discovers that American-born Natalie tried to prevent the team's ambush, even though going against her orders risked the safety of her own family. Meanwhile, McCarty continues to flesh out a secondary story featuring Scott's sister, Kate, and her ex-husband, Colt, who are also involved in this complex, well-built espionage story. This installment ties up loose ends by uniting two couples with significant spark, but there remain a few "dark" and uncoupled SEALs waiting to return home, so McCarty may have future stories planned for them.